By K.B. Tindal
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer
Queens has a wealth of hip hop figures, it would literally take years to tell all the stories. Each story is very entertaining and thought-provoking, such as the story of Grand Daddy I.U., of Cold Chillin’ Records. During the height of this label’s run, Grand Daddy I.U. was setting trends.
Unafraid to be himself, Grand Daddy I.U. helped set the stage for what was to come in the 1990s. He grabbed the attention of everyone who mattered in hip hop with his Smooth Assassin LP. Four years later, he would release one more album before a twelve year hiatus when he produced, mainly.
Grand Daddy I.U. recently sat down with Hip Hop Vibe and he discussed his run in the 1990s, beginning with Smooth Assassin and he also spoke on Lead Pipe. As he explained the glory days of Cold Chillin’ Records, he said his hiatus, in which he produced for the likes of Das EFX and KRS-One, along with many others, was due to Warner Bros. ending their partnership. He went on to briefly discuss his new album, P.I.M.P. (Paper Is My Priority).
Watch the entire interview below:
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